Villa (3/5 bedr, sleeps 6/10)
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
A self-catering villa with swimming pool and Mediterranean garden, this property is perfect for those looking for a holiday base in a tranquil setting within easy reach of cultural and sporting activities.
The villa is situated in a quiet residential area on the hillside overlooking the village of St Gély du Fesc. The village centre is within easy walking distance (10 minutes) and Montpellier is just a short drive away (15 minutes to centre). In addition to the 18-hole golf course, there is also a 80 hectare deer park situated 200m away along the same road.
The villa can be rented as a five-bedroom property (1900-2600 euro, min. 2/3 weeks) or as a three-bedroom property, priced below (with separate two-room apartment for owners use). In addition to the 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there is a large beamed living room with fireplace overlooking the terrace and swimming pool (11m x 5m), an adjoining dining area and 2 fully equipped kitchens. A second terrace offers a built-in barbecue.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carnon 20 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier 15 km, Nearest railway: Montpellier 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
There are three upstairs bedrooms, two facing west with a view of the pool and one overlooking the side of the garden. It is possible to have an additional sleeping area on the mezzanine. This area is fairly spacious (with a 3/4 size snooker table) but open onto the living room below.
There is also the possibility to rent the villa with an adjoining 2 bedroom apartment with separate kitchen and bathroom and independent access. The larger of these bedrooms opens onto the terrace overlooking the pool area.
The third bathroom and shower room is available in the adjoining 2 bedroom apartment downstairs.
The property comfortably sleeps 6 upstairs and could accommodate 8 if the mezzanine or lounge area is used. If the villa is rented with the adjoining apartment downstairs (an intersecting door links the two parts of the property) a further 4 people can be accommodated. In this additional area, there is a second kitchen and bathroom.
The change-overday in June, July and August is always SATURDAY. May, September and October can be discussed. The arrival time is 16.00 hrs pm Departure 10.00 hrs am.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Our top ten recommendations of places to visit in the area are:
• Avignon (1 hour away, North), an old Roman town steeped in history, nice squares, shops and arts
• Pont du Gard (40 minutes, North), an impressive Roman aqueduct towering over the river below
• Saint Guilhem les Deserts (40 minutes, West), pretty hillside village with pleasant walks into the surrounding hills and gorges
• Carcassone (2 hours, South West), a stunning fortified castle town
• Les Baux de Provence ( 1.5 hours, East), another hillside fortified town with great views and walks
• Pic Saint Loup (15 minutes) is very close, offering good walks (either to the ruined castle, or summit, if you’re feeling fit), wine tasting or mountain biking in the valley
• River Gorges of the Herault (30 minutes, North) offer numerous bathing spots, river walks, swimming in the waterfalls, or kayaking (you’ll see loads of operators as you travel towards Ganges) and beyond into the unspoilt Cevennes mountain range
• Collioure (2 hours, South) is a picturesque fishing port with the backdrop of the Pyrennees mountains
• Cassis (2 hours , East) is another quaint fishing village, near Marseille, with turquoise waters along fjords which you can explore by boat of foot
• Montpellier Zoo (10 minutes, South) is free to enter and well worth the visit for an enjoyable stroll among the animals and park. The city is also delightful, with a beautiful historic centre, great cafés, squares and restaurants.
The Golf de Coulondres is only 400 metres away and also has a bar, restaurant (open for lunch every day and dinner Thursday to Saturday) and large swimming pool, in addition to the 18-hole course. The entrance to the deer park is 100 metres away in the opposite direction to the golf course. Continuing in this direction, there is a cycle path which starts at the end of Rue des érables and goes as far as the Chateau de Restinclières. In the surrounding area there are a wide range of activities on offer including kayaking, climbing, mountain-biking (see information in folder). There are many beaches to choose from, a 30 to 40 minute drive away. For sandy beaches with trendy restaurants there is the stretch of coast between le Petit Travers and la Grande Motte (from the villa head towards the centre of Montpellier, following signs for the airport; go past the airport turning and continue towards La Grande Motte, taking the Petit Travers or Grand Travers exits). These beach restaurants have sun loungers for rent and generally do a “formule” including lunch and a glass of wine for around 25 euros for the day (for example Palm Ray and Côté Plage). Palavas, Carnon and La Grande Motte are the nearest seaside resorts and have plenty of restaurants and bars too. On the other side of Palavas, heading towards Frontignan and Sète is the beach of Villeneuve-les-Maguelone. There is an 11th century cathedral and a small train to take you from the car park along the lagoon to the beach itself. The beach nearby at Maguelone is semi-naturist. For more deserted beaches there is L’Espiguette, an area of sand dunes to the east of La Grande Motte, after La Grau du Roi (small fishing port and beaches). This is a popular area for horse-riding and kite-surfing.
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